The Student-Run Newspaper of Townsend Harris High School at Queens College

The Classic

The Student-Run Newspaper of Townsend Harris High School at Queens College

The Classic

The Student-Run Newspaper of Townsend Harris High School at Queens College

The Classic

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OPINION: An underclassman reflects on the 2022 admissions cycle

Audrey Lin June 3, 2022

As the school year comes to a close and seniors prepare to attend college in the fall, underclassmen inch increasingly nearer to their own college application process experience. As a sophomore, the...

Girls varsity flag football team reflects on team spirit and the impact of COVID-19

Girls varsity flag football team reflects on team spirit and the impact of COVID-19

Mallory Macdonald May 20, 2022

With girls flag football returning for the first time since March 2020, only a few players remain from the 2019 team. The last time that the team played a full season, they exceeded expectations and...

Introducing this spring season’s athletics coaches

Introducing this spring season’s athletics coaches

Mirina Ahmet, Mallory Macdonald, and Lauren Hamlin April 15, 2022

With the reintroduction of spring sports after a two-year interruption due to the pandemic, The Classic spoke to some of the spring coaches of the Townsend Harris athletics program to introduce them...

Girls Varsity Flag Football share their goals for the spring season

Girls Varsity Flag Football share their goals for the spring season

Imran Baig and Ryann Plaisir April 15, 2022

On March 23, the Townsend Harris Girls Varsity Flag Football Team had their first regular season game against the Academy of American Studies. They won with a final score of 32-18. With only one loss...

Reexamining COVID-19 safety guidelines after DOE lifts mask mandate

Reexamining COVID-19 safety guidelines after DOE lifts mask mandate

Benjamin Babayev April 8, 2022

Benjamin Babayev, Staff Writer Last year, The Classic reported on the installation of Intellipure air purification units and the creation of a new lunch band as a part of the school’s efforts  to reduce...

Harrisites earn multiple seats in NYC Honors Music Festival

Harrisites earn multiple seats in NYC Honors Music Festival

Jessica Sandoval March 23, 2022

The New York City High School Honors Festival is a selective two-day annual music event that selects students from public, private, and charter schools to rehearse and prepare for a concert performance....

Food critic culture at Townsend: Student Instagram accounts @audreyratesbevs and @thhseats

Food critic culture at Townsend: Student Instagram accounts @audreyratesbevs and @thhseats

Alisha Ansari and Benjamin Babayev March 11, 2022

In the past, The Classic has spotlighted a multitude of Instagram accounts regarding a variety of activities and interests, from baking, singing, to even original affirmational memes. Some Harrisites...

How Quarantined Harrisites reflect upon return to the building

How Quarantined Harrisites reflect upon return to the building

The clock strikes three. Another world away, kids are grabbing their book bags, rushing out of classrooms and shoving their way through the crowded hallways to get to their lockers. Some students, however,...

Sophomore lands lead role as Ariel in spring musical production of The Little Mermaid

Sophomore lands lead role as Ariel in spring musical production of The Little Mermaid

Esther Liu, Sophia Sookram, and Loveleen Kaur January 28, 2022

This spring, Townsend Harris will be under the sea. That is, on an underwater set for the musical production of The Little Mermaid. After days of auditions for the lead role, sophomore Sally Zheng...

Boys Varsity Basketball Team aims high as close of season approaches

Boys Varsity Basketball Team aims high as close of season approaches

Mirina Ahmet, Mallory Macdonald, and Lauren Hamlin January 21, 2022

Into the last stretch of their season, the Townsend Harris Boys Varsity Basketball team remains top of the PSAL Queens B division with a record of 11-1 and , with their most recent win on January 21...

Omicron brings tumult to school following winter break

Omicron brings tumult to school following winter break

Adam Gosine and Anton Rud January 21, 2022

Students returned from winter break in early January as the spread of the COVID-19 variant Omicron led to half-empty classrooms, canceled school events, and a wave of teacher absences. Coronavirus testing...

Girls Varsity Basketball team shares their hopes and goals for this season

Girls Varsity Basketball team shares their hopes and goals for this season

Imran Baig January 7, 2022

Last month, the Townsend Harris Girls Varsity Basketball team began their season with a strong start, defeating Queens High School of Teaching 57-16. Since then, the team has continued to outperform...

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